8 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Bint Jbeil Ambush

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  1. Bob Miller says:

    If I understand this properly, the world will excoriate Israel in any event, so what is gained on balance by risking Israeli soldiers\\\’ lives to minimize civilian casualties? Were these civilians not warned enough times? The whole Hezbollah/Hamas/PLO strategy of embedding terrorists among civilians has been a brilliantly successful deterrent so far.

    As regards the other recent problem of UN \\\”peacekeepers\\\” taking fire, these people failed to secure or keep the peace, but they did fraternize with and provide sensitive information to Hezbollah. There should be a deadline to pull them out. They would be more effective repaving Kofi Annan\\\’s driveway or watering his shrubs.

  2. MP says:

    I empathize with Bob Miller; FWIW, last week I wondered aloud to friends&family why the IAF wasn’t bunker-busting in South Lebanon the way it was in the Beirut area. My guess is that the IDF has a “green light” to act in accordance with a higher standard but not to do anything which would force a premature end to the action against Hizbollah (in either direction, either due to external pressure or due to unexpected success).

  3. Bob Miller says:

    I wonder how many times a day PM Olmert has to ask “may I?”

    Or does he hold back without daring to ask?

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